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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> john: good morning. this is the "bill press show." i'm john fuglesang filling in for bill with you until 9:00 a.m. eastern time. it is a pleasure to be here in bill's seat. he will be back tomorrow. for today, there's so much to talk about from last night's debate between scott walker and elizabeth -- scott brown and elizabeth warren. it is a little early. and the winner has already pronounced to be david gregory. mitt romney's trash collector is talking. paul ryan has a hard time doing his math homework and best of all, a man with a doubly phallic name has endorsed governor romney. first, here's lisa. >> good morning everyone. it's not about whether you win or lose. it's how you play the game unless you're running for president then it is about winning but not according to mitt romney. in his version of reality where the polls are made up and the results don't matter he says the debates are about something bigger than winning. they're a chance for each candidate to p
our nation's capital. i'm john fugelsang filling in today and i'm delighted to be here with you. this is october 1 the birthday of mark mcguire and 88th 88th birthday of former president jimmy carter. it's cold in our nation's capitol but we are very pleads to be talking with you about the issues that matter most. please feel free to call us. >> good morning everyone. both candidates are gearing up for the first presidential debate. president obama will stay in nevada for the next few days to wrap up final preparations. he campaigned in las vegas last night to a group of 11,000 supporters and in an effort to manage his expectations said he's just an okay debater. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the best zingers. >> you will. >> i don't know about that. president romney is a good debater. >> that is in response to reports that romney is prepping and plans on taking jabs at the president. obama spokeswoman is saying don't expect the president to fire any blows and he looks forward to continuing his conversation with the american people.
beat john mccain by just one point. 49 to 48. but among white men in 2008, he lost by 16 points to john mccain. among white males so far in 2012 romney leads -- you heard some of the leads among other groups but among white males romney over obama 60% to 34%. a 26-point lead among white males. i don't get it. i guess the question is what's wrong with white males. other question is can white males alone save mitt romney? i don't think so. i would love your take on this. help us figure it out. 1-800-steph-12. look what is it about white men? is it they're afraid of losing their job? they're afraid of losing their homes? they're afraid of not getting ahead in the world? they're afraid they won't be able to take care of their families. they're afraid of a black man? what is it? is it racism? is it that they just can't stand the fact that there is a black man in the oval office and you know, they're a white guy and this is a white country and our forefathers were white and what's going on here? we're losing
obstructionist john boehner and not to mention eric cantor. ellis calling from fay yetville -- fayetteville, california? >> caller: no, that's fairfield california. >> bill: i was going to say i never heard of a fayetteville, california. but i know fairfield california. >> caller: just south of sacramento. >> bill: i know exactly where you are. >> caller: i'm concerned like you are about this thing. i think democrats can get lured into watching too many polls you know. guys that live by the polls and we need -- what happened to green bay last night. too many opportunities for three-pointers and hail marys i fear. >> bill: absolutely. those polls -- romney was right about that. they can be up one day and down the other. >> absolutely. with everything going on in the middle east right now who knows. we may have something like that. so we need to keep our foot on the accelerator and don't let up. >> bill: couldn't agree more. good to hear from you ellis. i used to spend some time in fairfield. my f
and for a lot of people it was like this is the guy john kerry. and he brought the margin down to about 2%. so then bush widened it up to about 2.5. and he won by 2.5. so he got a really good first debate performance and that not him about 2 percentage points narrowing of that margin. and even if romney did that he would bring it to about two points. and then see if that held. >> bill: and the other thing that could happen is a blow up in the middle east. >> yeah, if you look at any president going back to verifiable polling, any -- not even just president -- any candidate who has 48% at this point in the race has gone on to win. that's one reason i look at 1980 all the time. the romney camp makes the argument that carter was strong right now, and then he collapsed. carter has a huge rebellion on the left. i remember going when john anderson was there, and college kids loved john anderson but there are none of these factors in play in november. >> bill: yeah, one of the earliest conventions i went to was in atlanta. and mike dukakis was 17 points aheld in the polls when
and chris christie and rick scott down in florida and john kasich in ohio going after the public employee union who tried to break them to think they could bring in replacements who could do the job just as well, i think we learned a lesson here. scott walker came out and said we've gotta bring the real refs back, the union refs back. paul ryan said we have to bring the union refs back. they have learned a lesson i hope everybody has learned a lesson. it doesn't matter whether you're talking about autoworkers or ironworkers or steelworkers or air-traffic controllers or truck drivers or police officers or firefighters or teachers or professional referees. a scab cannot do the job as well as a good, trained union worker. and we learned that in this little episode here. with the nfl. may that lesson ever be learned and people start respecting the work that union workers do and stop trying to bust the unions. 1-866-55-press. the toll free number. join the conversation. start the conversation here this morning on the "full
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